Dr Mark Linton Trew


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Senior Research Fellow


Mark Trew attained a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science in 1992 and a PhD Engineering Science in 1999, both from the University of Auckland. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

From 1999 to 2001 Mark worked as a Research Engineer for Auckland UniServices on contract to PB Power Genzel NZ and Japan Petroleum Exploration Corporation, devising methods for predicting geothermal tracer chemical behaviour at high-temperatures. He joined the Bioengineering Group in 2001 and from 1999 to 2003 he also held part-time lecturing appointments in the Department of Engineering Science.

Research | Current

Mark constructs computer models and analysis tools for interpreting and understanding detailed images of cardiac tissue and cardiac electrical activity. His research interests include:

  • Cardiac electrical rhythm,
  • Tissue response to electric shock,
  • Computational techniques for simulating cardiac electrical behaviour,
  • Mathematical descriptions of cardiac tissue structure.

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ai, W., Patel, N. D., Roop, P., Malik, A., & Trew, M. L. (2019). Cardiac Electrical Modeling for Closed-loop Validation of Implantable Devices. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering10.1109/TBME.2019.2917212
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Weiwei Ai, Nitish Patel, Partha Roop, Avinash Malik
  • Ashton, J. L., Trew, M. L., LeGrice, I. J., Paterson, D. J., Paton, J. F., Gillis, A. M., & Smaill, B. H. (2019). Shift of leading pacemaker site during reflex vagal stimulation and altered electrical source-to-sink balance. The Journal of physiology10.1113/jp276876
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jesse Ashton, Julian Paton, Ian LeGrice, Bruce Smaill
  • Ashton, J. L., Sands, G. B., Khwaounjoo, P., Ramlugun, G. S., Trew, M. L., Walton, R. D., ... Smaill, B. H. (2019). Cellular Electrical Coupling in the Human Heart: An Image-Based Analysis Pipeline. Paper presented at Heart Rhythm 40th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA. 8 May - 11 May 2019. Heart Rhythm. 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.04.020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gregory Sands, Jesse Ashton, Girish Ramlugun, David Baddeley
  • Peng, T., Trew, M. L., & Malik, A. (2019). Predictive modeling of drug effects on electrocardiograms. Computers in biology and medicine, 108, 332-344. 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.03.027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avinash Malik, Tommy Peng
  • Haliot, K., Magat, J., Ozenne, V., Abell, E., Dubes, V., Bear, L., ... Quesson, B. (2019). 3D High Resolution Imaging of Human Heart for Visualization of the Cardiac Structure. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 10.1007/978-3-030-21949-9_22
  • Sehgal, S., Patel, N. D., Malik, A., Roop, P. S., & Trew, M. L. (2019). Resonant model-A new paradigm for modeling an action potential of biological cells. PloS one, 14 (5)10.1371/journal.pone.0216999
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nitish Patel, Avinash Malik, Partha Roop, Sucheta Sehgal
  • Shalbaf, F., Lovell, N. H., Dokos, S., Trew, M., & Vaghefi, E. (2019). Foveal eccentricity can influence activation threshold in subretinal electrical stimulation. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express, 5 (3)10.1088/2057-1976/ab0b85
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47135
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ehsan Vaghefi
  • Yip, E., Andalam, S., Roop, P. S., Malik, A., Trew, M. L., Ai, W., & Patel, N. (2018). Towards the Emulation of the Cardiac Conduction System for Pacemaker Validation. ACM TRANSACTIONS ON CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS, 2 (4)10.1145/3134845
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avinash Malik, Partha Roop


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Primary office location

Level 6, Room 637
New Zealand

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